Sunday, September 18, 2022
The readings for Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year C ask if we are as energetic in our spiritual lives as we are in acquiring wealth and the respect of others. In the first reading (Amos 8:4-7) we are warned against cheating others and trampling on their rights. The psalm (Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8) reminds us that God cares about the poor. In the second reading (1 Timothy 2:1-8) Paul reminds us to pray for everyone, including those in authority. In the gospel (Luke 16:1-13) Jesus tells the parable of the
Dishonest Steward, who used his wits to gain favor.
How do I use my influence – to benefit myself or to build the Kingdom of God? Here are some ideas: